Update: March 2020
Nhong Rim Klong have shifted to a new location at Ekkamai Soi 23. The new location is now more comfortable as it is now air-conditioned and you no longer have to endure the unpleasant smell from the canal.
Nhong Rim Klong was a well-kept secret until recently when it was featured on several Instagram accounts. Nhong Rim Klong is known for their crab dishes. I meant literally chunks of crab meat, without the need to peel off any meat from the shells.
Nhong Rim Klong is located in Ekamai Soi 21. Don’t expect it to be a nice restaurant though. In fact, you will experience the opposite of a nice restaurant.
This is their kitchen and they are very busy with takeaway orders. For those dining here, do expect longer waiting time during lunch hours (up to 1 hour). The crabs might even be sold out if you arrive late.
Located beside the canal/drain, we had to inhale the slightly unpleasant smell while waiting for our food. As the food is being prepared, you will also experience the spicy smoke which is sure to choke you. Eddie (Stranger in Bangkok) and myself were not spared either.
Stir-fried Crab with Chilli – We expected this to be very spicy (judging from the choking smoke) but it turned out to be rather mild. Perhaps seeing that we were not locals, they decided to spare us from the spiciness.
Crab with Scrambled Eggs – This dish sure goes well with rice because of the wetness and flavour. We felt that it lacked the “wok hei”, perhaps because it was cooked in bulk.
We had high expectations of this eatery before coming here. After dining, we were impressed with the portion given. Each dish costs around 300฿ but the portions of crab meat was really huge. Definitely value for money.
In terms of flavour, it could have been better because it felt really mild for us.
If you love crabs and don’t like to dirty your hands + if you don’t mind a little unpleasant smell from the canal, you should really come here and try it for yourself.
Oh, they even sell the popular mega crab omelette made popular by Raan Jay Fai, the 1 Michelin Star Bangkok Street Hawker, at just 250THB.